In our city’s history, immigrants have always played an important role. They build our economic prosperity, diversify our culture, contribute to our social vitality.

Jim Watson
Mayor of Ottawa
Thank you OLIP.  IWSO exhibition during the 2014 WOW created the opportunity for newcomer women to tell their stories and showcase their artistic talents.

Lucya Spencer
Executive Director, Immigrant Women Services Organization
The target beneficiary of the work of OLIP is the whole community. In this short period we have planted together important seeds for Ottawa’s development.   

Dick Stewart
OLIP Council Chair
All the WOW events that I went to were great – WOW does give a sense of a community trying to improve its attraction and retention!

Caroline Andrew
Professor, University of Ottawa
Immigrants are the lifeblood of Ottawa. It is so important to recognize and celebrate their contributions to our cultural and economic vibrancy.

Jessica Brichta
The Conference Board of Canada
OLIP helps to unite and share scarce resources for greater impact by working together in the field of student education.

Walter Piovesan
Associate Director of Education, Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Great to be part of 2014 WOW.  The Algonquin College indeed welcomed the World yesterday, with 150 immigrants attending from Iraq, Iran, Russia, China, Brazil and more!

Algonquin College
WOW 2014 Planning Committee
I was happy to see integration to Algonquin territory and indigenous culture related programming in 2014 WOW. Please continue to involve local Aboriginal organisations and…

Linda Manning
WOW 2014 participant, Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa
My nomination is an indication that our hard work in building Canada is recognized. All we do is to serve the community in return for embracing us when we needed it.  

Mehdi Mahdavi
Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards Nominee
The City of Ottawa will continue to play a lead role in the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy, just as we did in the founding of OLIP.

Steve Desroches
City Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Ottawa

Partnerships for Integration Newsletter

Partnerships for Integration Newsletter (PIN) is an electronic publication produced by OLIP that provides bi-annual updates on Ottawa's progress on the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS). It introduces new and promising initiatives, shares ideas and perspectives on the work of OLIP, and promotes shared understanding on challenges and gaps.

PIN functions as a vehicles for information flow and dissemination of good practices within OLIP's vast, multi-sectoral network; and as a means of communicating the achievements of OLIP partners to external community stakeholders.

PIN issues follow a consistent content design, which typically includes the following sections:   Perspectives on Immigrant Integration; Featured Action on OIS; Honour Roll; Tips & Tools; Newsflash; and Community BUZZ to introduce new and promising initiatives. Some issues of PIN may have a thematic focus, to allow for a deeper discussion on selected topics.

Content of the PIN issues is provided by the OLIP partners and edited by the Secretariat.  If you are an Ottawa organization whose work is related to immigrant integration and you have story ideas for the PIN, we encourage you to contact us at info@olip-plio.ca.

Issue 1: September 2012

Welcome to the 1st issue of the Partnerships for Integration (PIN) Newsletter. Here we provide stories from across the community highlighting the progress towards the five sectoral areas of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy – Economic Integration, Health & Wellbeing, Language, Education, and Settlement & Institutional Capacity Development. We feature Ottawa as a home to Integration..
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Issue 2: November 2013

The current issue of the OLIP PIN Newsletter focuses on the economic integration of immigrants. The articles feature good practices in the community to remove systemic barriers to access good jobs, such as new local initiatives providing internships, supports for those interested in self-employment, perspectives on the remaining challenges and ways to address them, as..
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